Cerebral Palsy Centers Implement D.A.D.

CONTACT: 973-725-5150


MT. ARLINGTON, NJ (July 17, 2009) – Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ) have recently added the D.A.D. Program’s “Healing Art of Drum Therapy” curriculum to their centers in Northern New Jersey. The effort will help their members develop physical and cognitive functioning.
“Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey uses and benefits from the D.A.D. program in many ways,” says Kristina Olszewski, CPNJ Associate Director of Programming. “We use it to teach coordination, and to fine tune motor skills of our adult consumers. Our adults have a blast when they have the D.A.D. Program, and we looking forward to our next session!”
“Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey has several state-of-the art centers which are a great benefit to New Jersey residents,” says D.A.D. President/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “We are honored to work alongside their extremely talented staff, and to join them in their effort to help New Jersey resident fight the effects of Cerebral Palsy.”


Celebrated drum virtuoso Pat Gesualdo beat a severe battle with a disability as a child, and went on to pioneer the Healing Art of Drum Therapy. Gesualdo is also the Founder/CEO of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities.) Psychologists, neuroscientists, law enforcement agencies, special needs therapists, child protective service agencies, and teachers in over 15 countries use the D.A.D. Program to help the special needs population develop physical and cognitive functioning. D.A.D. is the top 5% most viewed profile on LinkedIn.

D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo was invited to the White House to meet the President, in an effort to have D.A.D. help wounded soldiers. The U.S. Department of State brought D.A.D. to Israel, to help disabled Israeli and Palestinian children in the West Bank region. Numerous celebrities, sports stars, major corporations, and community leaders join with D.A.D. to help children fight disabilities on a Global basis.


Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ) is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and other special needs by supporting personal growth, independence and participation in the community. Founded in 1953, we deliver life-affirming services to infants, children, adults and their families throughout northern New Jersey. Not limited to serving consumers with cerebral palsy, we provide specialized programs to meet a wide range of educational, therapeutic and social needs of people with various disabilities. We are an independent, nonprofit organization.

For more information, please contact D.A.D., World Headquarters at 973-725-5150, or info@dadprogram.org.
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